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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:57 pm

The piece looks identical to the one in the first lift hill, noting the silver boxes.

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:04 pm

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This is starting to become unreal. I can just see THE SMILER complete now. Lift will probably go up in afew days...  ;)



I cant wait for the video of it testing... I'm getting excited just thinking about it :D
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:10 pm

PhNx Survivor wrote:
RollercoasterGEEK100 wrote:
This is starting to become unreal. I can just see THE SMILER complete now. Lift will probably go up in afew days...  ;)



I cant wait for the video of it testing... I'm getting excited just thinking about it :D

Will it start testing even if the other bit (station/marmi) are not complete?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:15 pm

Thrillmad wrote:
PhNx Survivor wrote:
RollercoasterGEEK100 wrote:
This is starting to become unreal. I can just see THE SMILER complete now. Lift will probably go up in afew days...  ;)



I cant wait for the video of it testing... I'm getting excited just thinking about it :D

Will it start testing even if the other bit (station/marmi) are not complete?

I think they may be finishing off the station whilst testing but I'm not sure about the 'marmi' because they need it complete for the pull-through. :moj
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:15 pm

Probably they don't want to waste time by getting theming done before. Obviously they'll have to do the wooden plank stuff with the theming as well so that'll take time. Does that kinda prove that the curved chain hill is wrong and that everyone can stop going on about it

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Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:24 pm

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:25 pm

arsenalfan-1 wrote:
Thrillmad wrote:
PhNx Survivor wrote:
RollercoasterGEEK100 wrote:
This is starting to become unreal. I can just see THE SMILER complete now. Lift will probably go up in afew days...  ;)



I cant wait for the video of it testing... I'm getting excited just thinking about it :D

Will it start testing even if the other bit (station/marmi) are not complete?

I think they may be finishing off the station whilst testing but I'm not sure about the 'marmi' because they need it complete for the pull-through. :moj



To be honest, once all the track is up, especially at the bunny hop area, once thats up, the 2 remaining legs will fly up, given a day or two... then a pull through will be immediately after that, which will take a day or two for checks and such, then when coming to the real test, everything will be checked like the electronics and lighting and stuff, once testing is done and they are comfortable, the rest of theming/station work/ground work/maintenance shed work/paving/queuelines/shop etc can then begin immediately :)
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:28 pm

http://i49.tinypic.com/210dmr6.jpg

Damn, that is going to be one tight turn into the station (bottom left).
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:33 pm

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http://i49.tinypic.com/210dmr6.jpg

Damn, that is going to be one tight turn into the station (bottom left).

The brake within the picture is for the Vertical lift. The final brakes are not shown here.
http://i49.tinypic.com/d7knm.jpg
This one shows the radius better still quite tight though.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:41 pm

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Mabalzich wrote:
http://i49.tinypic.com/210dmr6.jpg

Damn, that is going to be one tight turn into the station (bottom left).

The brake within the picture is for the Vertical lift. The final brakes are not shown here.
http://i49.tinypic.com/d7knm.jpg
This one shows the radius better still quite tight though.


The trainshould be going quite slow by that point... according to my NL recreation anyway
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:46 pm

These images were taken while they were installing the 3rd Marmiliser leg, you can see clearly here:

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:53 pm

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This shot is fantastic!
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:00 pm

arsenalfan-1 wrote:
Thrillmad wrote:
PhNx Survivor wrote:
RollercoasterGEEK100 wrote:
This is starting to become unreal. I can just see THE SMILER complete now. Lift will probably go up in afew days...  ;)



I cant wait for the video of it testing... I'm getting excited just thinking about it :D

Will it start testing even if the other bit (station/marmi) are not complete?

I think they may be finishing off the station whilst testing but I'm not sure about the 'marmi' because they need it complete for the pull-through. :moj


This is going to be a hell of a pull-through, in all this twisty mess, I'd like to see how they intend to carry it out as in how they will first be able to push the trains step by step up all these loops, and how they will access it (cherry pickers, cranes?).
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:03 pm

Is it just me that thinks the gap between the inverted drop and the curved track at above the toilets seems huge. If you look at it, it just seems soooo far away. Might just be because of the camera but it just seems such a large gap.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:20 pm

Those photos show you what a massive project this is, absolutely looking world class at the moment. Hope nothing is cut to save cash because this will get the whole coaster community talking
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:25 pm

Really can't believe how much it has come on in a couple of weeks, it looks immense!! The guys have worked there socks off!!
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:43 pm

ilyAlton wrote:
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This shot is fantastic!


I agree. One of my favourite so far.

Just shows how beautiful the park and surrounding areas are too. They really are going to cause a stir with this ride aren't they? Not long and I bet we see a "Smiler" ad on the tele as well.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:03 pm

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Here i have found what could be the secret element
you will be subjected to a myriad of strobing multi coloured LED lights designed to disorientate the rider with a series of intimidating screens surrounding you with the Joy Symbol- some displaying subliminal messages such as "Accept Marmalisation". To add to this icy vapor is sprayed down on you with the Smiling face at the end getting closer and closer-Just as you think your mind cant take this anymore, a series of Super bright white strobes fire of in close proximity as the smiley opens and you are pushed into blackness and short but sharp drop into a rotating tunnel.
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This actually my work on a Smiler Inspired RCT3 Ride
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:08 pm

Ripsaw raver may you post the link to your rct3 smiler secret element video, looks great!  :D
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:09 pm

Unfortnatley the file became corrupted and has to be cancelled however a new project TheKelmanInstituteOfSocialCompliance rose from its ashes currently a WIP over on ShyGuysWorld
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